Local Current Blog

December 31, 2014

The top 20 most-read blog posts of 2014

1. Hello, I’m David C. and I’m an alcoholic and an addict (or: How I learned to stop worrying and love myself). Host David Campbell bravely shares his story of addiction, alcoholism, and recovery with blogger Andrea Swensson. 2. Nye’s Polonaise will close next year. The owners of Nye’s Polonaise, a Northeast Minneapolis landmark that’s […]

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Minnesota Weird: 10 players who pushed boundaries in 2014

Earlier this month, Minneapolis expat Paul Thompson took to Pitchfork’s blog The Pitch to sum up our hyperactive hip-hop community, declaring that, “Minnesota Nice is well established, but 2014 was the year for Minnesota Weird in the Minneapolis-St. Paul hip-hop scene.” His assessment—and the artists he chose to highlight—got a lot of people talking here […]

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2014: The year in quotations

2014 has been a year to remember in the Minnesota music scene, and we’ve covered as much of it as we possibly could on our Local Current blog. Below, I’ve chosen a few notable quotes from people who we’ve covered on the blog this year. Click on each image to go to the story where […]

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Today’s Music News: Teens get One Direction tickets for Christmas and totally freak out

With One Direction on tour—including an upcoming July 26 date at TCF Bank Stadium—concert tickets were a popular gift item this Christmas, and some of the young recipients were extremely grateful. (BuzzFeed) In keeping with a recent European Union directive, Apple is now offering “no questions asked” returns to European iTunes users for a period of two weeks after […]

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